I'm going to be visiting Buenos Aires in August.
Please tell me everything I need to know about it.
Anyone ever fallen in love while travelling?
Never capital-L love because travelling is ephemeral by nature. I could have if I had continued to see the same girl for a month or two, but such is international travel.
I was an emotional wreck during my Erasmus, though.
No but I fell in love with a foreign exchange student and was never able to do anything about it because I was with someone. She slipped away and I'll likely never see her again.
Married now, plan on reconnecting with her if things end up not working out.
Is Westchester county worth moving to? i have family there and a possible job and i really want to get out of my current state (south Carolina)
Sure, it's definitely better than SC (bar Charleston). You can take Metro-North into the city. Also can take high(ish) speed trains to anywhere in the NEC from NYC, New Rochelle, or Yonkers.
Can /trv/ recommend an affordable country in Europe (or maybe the Middle East?) for my girlfriend and I to visit for a week during winter?
Some places I was thinking about:
>Croatia -> Zagreb, Split, lots of other places that look nice
>Serbia -> Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nis
>Jordan -> All I really know is Petra
>Greek Islands -> Not sure if this is affordable or safe so I could use advice on both
We're mainly just looking for a place where we can hang out for a week and have fun walking around, doing winter stuff (unless we go to a hot place), and maybe visiting museums.
We don't care about nightlife or drinking and we're open to all suggestions.
Look at Ljubljana too.
If by "winter stuff" you also mean some kind of sport, Slovenia definitely a great country to visit.
It's been a few years since I visited, but I really liked the place. Small and comfy, good food and wine.
Thanks, I actually did take a Lonely Planet book about Slovenia out of the library yesterday and the Julian Alps also seem like a great place to visit.
We might like to try skiing, but we are also interested in stuff like Christmas Markets, ice skating, and maybe a classical concert with Christmas music, if that makes sense.
I'll be leaving for the airport in about 8 hours. What's some relaxing and comfy music for airports and for being on a plane? I'll be flying at night.
What music should I get before I leave? I'm already listening to Eno's album "Music for Airports", warming up.
I have 12/23 to 12/31 off for my vacation and I am trying to figure out a place to go outside of U.S.
I was originally thinking about Caribbean, but it's pretty much cliche, and I want to try something different. I was either thinking about going to Eastern Asia or Eastern Europe but they both seem to be pretty far, and I do not know whether a lot of places are open during Christmas/New Year Eve. Budget is not constrained but I would like to keep it under $1k if possible.
Do you guys have any suggestion on places to go during Christmas/New Year Eve for vacation? Or do you guys have any suggestion cruise?
Does anyone else experience random anxiety while traveling? At random times over random things? The last 3 trips I've taken the first 2 days I feel super fucked up. Can't eat, and just feel tense. Then after a few days it starts to fade. But it's every fucking trip and it pisses me off. Like, I flew Business Class for the trip I just took and couldn't even enjoy it because my stomach was so damn flustered.. My vacation is over now and I'm about to head home, when I went through Customs I didn't feel nervous, but I know I acted nervous which makes no sense because I'm not doing anything wrong. The agent was looking at me weird. I'm actually surprised they didn't screen me again based off nervous behavior.
I really hate this shit. It's every single trip. Before I go, I feel ready and look forward to the trip. But once I go, I feel fucked up the whole time. I haven't been able to finish a meal in the past 3 days...
Just seeing if anyone else deal with this shit
How old are you? You sound like you dont travel very often and mostly alone.
When traveling alone i get nervous too but its more of a depressed nervesness.
Even if the guy at customs gave you the "weird eye" he will probably think you are just scared of flying or scared of someone blowing themselfed up at the airport. If he had been suspicious he would have said something
Dont know if this helps. Probably not
What are small towns in Texas like? Are there good ones?
what countries can i gain free citizenship in? IE citizenship that doesnt require you to live there for 1 year or more.
I'm not aiming to antagonize you, but I think you're failing to consider the reasons the foreign state wants you living there for a while before considering you one of its own
for more of less, that time is spent ... well ... becoming a part of that state
that said, where are you from and your parents and their parents and so on? some places have pretty lax citizneship by descent -- Ireland and Italy spring to mind
April 21-June 14 I hitchhiked from Austin, TX to Arcata, CA on the route (roughly) shown on this map. I thought I would share my experience with y'all.
Obviously it could have been faster but I had a lot of stops in state and national parks and I enjoyed taking my time going through the small towns and staying a few days in some cities.
I stayed in some hostels, a couple cheap motels, and had some kind people take me in but by and large I camped.
The blue line of this map is a greyhound I took from Las Vegas to Fresno, as it is illegal to hitchhike in the state of Nevada so I opted to bus out. The rest is all hitchhiking.
I did not sex til I got back home to NY
Best ride I got might have been with a trucker, he was super cool. He brought ne din Albuquerque to Flagstaff in one day, and when I left Albuquerque that morning I thought it was gonna take me at least 2 of 3 days. He was Indian (dots, not feathers) and he told me all about being a trucker. We stopped at DQ and he bought me ice cream. He drove with cruise control with his legs crossed both up on the seat, and he would randomly burst out into Indian prayer songs. In return I beat-boxed for him.
He took me farther than anyone which is why I might say it was the 'best'
>buy tickets for week in Istanbul with gf three weeks ago
>shtf in Turkey
Should I cancel? Flight leaves in two weeks...
I need to spend a day in Milano with a couple of friends of mine,
the come from outside and I would like to show them around, but I don't know much interesting things to do/see.
So far I was thinking of doing some sort of tour like this
>Santa Maria delle grazie/ last supper/ Leonardo's home
>Sforzesco castle/ Parco Sempione
>Pinacoteca di brera if I figure out they're interested in art (maybe not)
>Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga
>Lunch in san babila
I've heard there's a place where they make a pretty good Pizza there, don't wanna take them to Luini because it's fucking overrated.
I'm trying to figure out how to walk them to the Duomo to get the best effect,
wich probably isn't from San Babila, I think it would be better either from the Gallery or Piazza dei Mercanti.
What do you think?
Anything else I could show them?
What are you accessories, the ones you would never travel without? The little things that make life easier.
Just bought two anker external batteries. I had a shitty unbranded one my dad gave me that always crapped its pants and never worked. So I said fuck it, I like the concept but this thing is crap, and dropped bank on a 10,000 and a 3,330 Anker.
Otherwise small nailclippers, phone and charger, 2 bottles of water (I use metal.) Wool blanket if i have packroom.
I got a heavy Anker 20000 battery. Even if I don't run out of charge during the day, it's nice to use it in the hostel bed so I don't need to plug stuff in each night with people trying to sleep. It's useful to have the extra source so I've got much more leeway
It doesn't work for my iPod classic though, just my phone
In my backpack I always take some wet wipes, moisturiser, deodorant. Mostly pretty simple stuff, the battery is the only 'accessory' as such
I always bring a daypack so I figure I may as well take these things out each day
Hey /trv/ as a sorta last minute trip my friends are planning a vega strip for September. All our flights and hotel are booked. My friends are 'better off' financially and I'm not so lucky. I'll be spending the remaining month and half saving all the money I can. we're going to be there for 4 days. What's a realistic amount of money to go with? I check some forums and it's like everyone made out of money posts on it, talking about at least $1000 a day just for gambling. Like come on now
>Hey /trv/ as a sorta last minute trip my friends are planning a vega strip for September.
>What's a realistic amount of money to go with?
However the fuck you have, cuntface. Clearly you're not gonna spend $1k per day if you don't have them
If your flight and rooms are booked you're ahead of the game.
It's funny you mention 1K a day as that's the amount I try to go with, but realistically if you don't gamble much you can get by with a few hundie a day. Vegas is an expensive town but you can eat at fast food prices and drink shit beer just like in any other town for not much more than elsewhere, and that still leaves you a little gambling money.
I don't recommend doing Vegas this way, the strip is expensive and I hate to be on a budget there, but it IS doable. If your friends are "better off" tell them ahead of time you won't have that much dough and if they're bros they'll probably offer to buy drinks and such.
Save as much as you can, but you'll still have a good time with $300 a day.
I'm hoping some of you are more learnéd than I am about the different areas of africa, the middle east, and asia.
I am a pre-medical student, and looking to acquire some clinical experience. It occurred to me that countries with fewer regulations and severely understaffed hospitals would allow just about anyone to preform medical procedures with minimal training. I have read of hospitals where nearly half the patients die waiting to be treated; so perhaps it's better that someone try something in those situations rather than nothing at all. I'd like to help some folks while adding to my medical school application; no one is going to die in the US from my not being there.
While I could certainly research each country individually, I understand that often the information in blogs, articles etc is outdated or inaccurate. I'm hoping you have advice for me as to which countries to look in to. I am looking for a location that has severely understaffed hospitals and little to no government regulations, and is safe (enough) for a white female traveling alone. I doubt I'd be out and about much, and would be willing to stay only at the hospital and with the family of whomever I arrange to stay with. Are there any areas like this in South America? That would be most convenient, as I already speak Spanish. I'd also be willing to go to Africa or the Middle East; provided they're somewhat white-woman-friendly in the region. I understand this is a tall order; usually places with a poor infrastructure are war-torn. Any advice welcome.
I think your best bet is to do a clinical exchange when you're in med school. I talked to a guy who went on a clinical exchange to Palestine, when a war suddenly broke out, and they let him preform a lot more procedures than he was used to.
How does it work with pre med and med school in the US? We just have med school right after high school.
>How does it work with pre med and med school in the US? We just have med school right after high school.
PreMed is a 4 year bachelors degree, and can be in physiology, biology, physics, really, any science, as long as you take courses that they require by the time you apply for grad school (medical school).
Medical school is highly competitive. During your pre-med years, you should not make more than 1 B or C grade in more than 1 course. Period. That's how it is. Students might apply to 10 med schools and get accepted by only 1, maybe 2. There are a lot of chiros and HS science teachers who didn't make it to med school, let's just say. After completing 4 years of medical school (a total of 8 years of schooling), they graduate with the masters and doctors all at once, an M.D., and if they add a year of research within it, they can get a MD/PhD. Then it's time for a residency program, another competitive step, with a "match process" where the schools interview the students and rank them, and hopefully your #1 matches someone liking you back. So, this is 9-13 years to become board eligible.
This might lead someone to believe they should practice medicine without a license in order to increase chances of acceptance, but that's crap. Go ahead and do something meaningful with your free time like ACE every single class you are presented with in college. Study ahead. Treat this like a game of survivor where only 1 person from your entire college will make it. Go volunteer for a charity that is somehow affiliated with mental health, physical health, even holistic stuff like alternative medicine. But, where will you have time? Is it that you aren't sure you want to be a doctor?
Protip: If you don't get into med school, get a masters in something interesting like Ethics, or Statistics, and try again.